Tip of the day: Going quickly to an item in the Entity Model Diagram

After a conversation recently about how difficult it was to find stuff in the EDMX diagram because it can often be a right pigs breakfast, I stumbled across this today. In Visual Studio there is a Model Browser that is available when viewing the diagram. It appears in the same space as the solution explorer. […]

Tip of the day: Getting Visual Studio with TFS to work offline

Earlier to day our TFS server went down. Visual Studio likes to have a constant connection open to it, but obviously that wasn’t going to happen. Luckily, it is possible to work on a solution with no connection to TFS. If you were just starting some work… If Visual Studio was open when TFS went […]

Entity Framework: Unable to load the specified metadata resource.

Recently, I was refactoring some code and I moved the location of the .edmx file into a different folder (and new namespace). I updated the code to use the new namespace but when I ran the application a MetadataException was thrown with the message “Unable to load the specified metadata resource.” When the location of […]

Tip of the Day #23: Getting going with IIS Express

First, if you don’t have it already you need to download IIS Express (you can also use this link to get the full install, not via Microsoft’s web installer, if you are behind a proxy that is preventing the installation). And, I’d also recommend downloading Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and upgrading to it. In your […]